First Nation Communities Read Awards 2021/2022


Awards Announcement Update

June 3 - This year the selected titles in the Children’s and YA/Adult Categories will be announced during the annual First Nation Public Library Week which takes place during the second week of October 2022.  During the week of October 10-14 we will be celebrating the selected author and all of the authors nominated for this year’s award.  Our generous sponsors, the Periodical Marketers of Canada will present the Indigenous Literature Award, which comes with a $5000 prize, to the authors of the selected titles.  We will have a week of celebrating authors and First Nation Public Libraries and hope you will join us.

Please check back here for more information as is becomes available.

If you wish to enquire about the program, please contact Nancy Cooper at

Longlists for 2022/2023 Announced

Programming with First Nation Communities READ

Above: Join OLS Consultant Nancy Cooper, First Nation Communities READ Coordinator, for the 2022 longlist announcement and program ideas.

Previous Winners

Click on each year to learn more about the nominees and winners:

Support FNCR

Ways that you and your library can participate in First Nation Communities READ:

  1. Brainstorm with colleagues to identify ways your library can participate in the First Nation Communities Read program.
  2. Make a commitment to participate in, at least, one way.
  3. Display the annual First Nation Communities Read poster if your library is included in a sponsored distribution of it. Or, purchase the poster if your library isn’t included in a sponsored distribution.


Click to see a full version of each poster